Some of These Days

'Some of These Days.' Song by Shelton Brooks, the composer of 'Darktown Strutters' Ball.' It was introduced by Sophie Tucker in 1910 at Chicago's White City Park and published that year by Will Rossiter, Chicago.

'Some of These Days'

'Some of These Days.' Song by Shelton Brooks, the composer of 'Darktown Strutters' Ball.' It was introduced by Sophie Tucker in 1910 at Chicago's White City Park and published that year by Will Rossiter, Chicago. It became Sophie Tucker's theme song, and she recorded it six times - the first around 1911 on an Edison cylinder - and sang it in two movies: Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) and Follow the Boys (1944). The song, still considered a jazz and pop standard, has been recorded by many others, including Louis Armstrong (1929), Bing Crosby (1932), Coleman Hawkins (1935), Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, and Oscar Peterson (1980).

The song has been featured in many other films, including For Me and My Gal (1942) and All That Jazz (1979). Brooks performed it at the 24 Sept 1940 ASCAP Cavalcade of Music in San Francisco. Recent recordings have been made by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1999) and by Ranee Lee (Justin Time Records JUST 194-2, 2003). Tucker's 1911 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995.